Our Team

Chris Fritz

Principal & CEO

Chris specializes in Litigation support and expert witness services, hospital-physician contracting, valuation, strategic and business planning, as well as performance improvement for hospitals and medical groups. Before joining HealthWorks in 2009, he held senior management positions over a period of 18 years within a Southern California health care system, including 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer for a hospital with an integrated 400 physician medical group practice and a limited Knox Keene licensed health plan. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from California State University San Marcos.

Michael S. Heil


Michael specializes in hospital-physician contracting, valuation, strategic and business planning, as well as planning and performance improvement for trauma centers, ICUs, and emergency services. In addition, he offers litigation support and expert witness services. Michael held senior management positions in hospitals on the East and West coasts for over 19 years, before founding HealthWorks in 1992.

James Werner

Principal & CFO

James specializes in Business Valuation and valuation of hospital-physician service agreements. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with more than 20 years of experience in business accounting. His professional designations include CPA, CVA, ABAR, MAFF, CHBC, CMEA. James earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Maryland in 1992.

Elaine Hayes


Elaine specializes in litigation support services and expert witness testimony. Prior to joining HealthWorks, she held senior management positions with health plans and hospitals for more than 30 years. In these roles, she was actively involved in negotiating and analyzing the impact of managed care contracts. Elaine oversaw both finance and revenue cycle operations for large health systems in Kentucky. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and worked as a healthcare consultant and auditor with Ernst and Young for 6 years. Elaine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.

Nick Vetter


Nick Vetter specializes in litigation support, business planning with an emphasis in trauma, and valuation with an emphasis in physician compensation. He has more than 15 years of healthcare consulting experience, most recently as a director at Huron Consulting (previously Stockamp and Associates), a national consulting firm specializing in revenue cycle, operations, and patient flow solutions for health systems and medical groups. Mr. Vetter holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business.


Mike Brogley

Specializes in Client Services and IT Operations

Mike specializes in client services and IT operations, delivering complex multivariate data analyses while managing and improving technical support systems and processes. In his 30 years’ experience in technical operations, Mike has become adept in streamlining and improving technical processes, and building out technical infrastructures. He is enabling HealthWorks' highly experienced associates to fully satisfy client needs. Mike holds a BS in Aeronautics with a minor in Cybernetics Systems from San Jose State University.

Marianne Vicencio


Marianne specializes in transforming healthcare quality through Performance Improvement. In her over 20 years of hospital and consulting experience, Marianne has bridged the gap between strategic planning and clinical performance improvement. She has focused on transforming healthcare quality into an enterprise-wide function that includes Quality Analytics, Performance Improvement, Patient Experience and Strategic Planning. She is a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ). Marianne holds a BA in Business Administration/Management Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Keri Michaelis

Specializes in Litigation Support Services

Keri specializes in litigation support services and process reengineering. Prior to joining HealthWorks, she worked for 9 years at Accenture as a consultant in the Travel & Transportation industry and as an HR Manager in their Financial Services group. She also has experience working in a law firm supporting attorneys and a private investigator, as well as managing a nonprofit organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Stephanie Latham


Stephanie specializes in litigation support services. During her 7 years at HealthWorks, she has been the project director for over 30 disputes between hospitals and out-of-network health plans, involving cases with damages ranging from $1 million to over $150 million. Stephanie also specializes in patient flow solutions and other process improvements for health systems and medical groups. Prior to joining HealthWorks, she worked for over 10 years at Stockamp, a Huron Consulting Group Practice. After leading large revenue cycle engagements, Stephanie helped pioneer the firm’s inpatient flow solution, focusing on increasing inpatient capacity by improving efficiencies. Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Vanderbilt University.

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